The Best Disney Character Breakfasts for Kids: The Ultimate Guide to Disney World Character Dining

Be Our Guest restaurant is an elegant dining destination located at Beast’s Castle. Photo by David Roark
Be Our Guest restaurant is an elegant dining destination located at Beast’s Castle. Photo by David Roark
5/15/22 - By Charlotte B

Disney character breakfasts and dining is a unique and magical experience to include on your next Orlando vacation. At these special Disney dining experiences, kids (and kids at heart) can meet and greet some of their favorite television or movie characters. Many Disney character meals in Orlando have reopened for guests, with modifications, of course. We’ve rounded up a list of Disney character breakfast and dining options open in Orlando.

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Note: Safety precautions constantly change so make sure to stay up to date on current Disney dining standards. As of press time, in-park table-service restaurants at Disney require confirmed dining reservations for the total number of guests, regardless of age, plus a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date for each guest.

Be Our Guest—Magic Kingdom

Located in the Beast's Castle in Fantasyland, this restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner serving three-course meals, and reservations are required. Although this is not technically a character dining experience, guests can catch a glimpse of the Beast himself.

Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends—Topolino's Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Guests can enjoy a prix fixe Disney character breakfast at this rooftop restaurant at Riviera Resort. This modified character experience offers breakfast with fresh pastries, bread, coffee, juice, and an entrée (like quiche gruyère, smoked salmon, and more). Kids’ entrée choices include Mickey waffle dippers, scrambled egg, or fruit and yogurt. Reservations are highly recommended.

Chef Mickey’s Family Feast—Disney’s Contemporary Resort 

Dine with Chef Mickey and his friends for an all-you-can-eat, family-style Disney character breakfast or dinner at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Breakfast choices include Celebration Mickey pancake, banana bread French toast, loaded potato and cheese casserole, or kid-favorite Mickey waffles. Mickey and his crew make appearances throughout breakfast, wave, and dance. Each table also gets an autographed card from Mickey and his pals. Advance reservations are recommended. 

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Garden Grill at Epcot. Walt Disney World
Join Chip and Dale at Epcot's Garden Grill. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World

Chip 'n' Dale's Harvest Feast—Garden Grill at Epcot

Dine at this rotating restaurant with views of Epcot’s Living with the Land. Kids can watch as Chip, Dale, and other Disney friends, including Mickey and Pluto, parade through the restaurant. Meals are served family-style, all-you-can-eat. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and reservations are required. 

Disney Junior Play n' Dine—Hollywood & Vine at Hollywood Studios

Preschoolers will delight at the possibility of dining with their favorite Disney Junior characters. This modified Disney character breakfast experience includes shared pastries (including caramel monkey bread – yum!) as well as entrees like stuffed French toast, omelets, and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Possible character appearances include Vampirina, Fancy Nancy, Roadster Goofy, and Doc McStuffins. Reservations required.

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Goofy breakfast Four Seasons Resort Orlando
Start your day with Goofy at this Disney character breakfast. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and Pals—Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Start your day with Goofy and his friends while enjoying traditional breakfast favorites at Four Seasons Resort Orlando. Guests can have photos taken upon entrance, complete with some Disney magic (with complimentary digital downloads). This experience is available Thursday, Saturday, and select Tuesday mornings 7-11am. Reservations are required.

Dine with Donald Duck and Friends at Tusker House
Say hi to Safari Donald at Animal Kingdom's Tusker House. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World

Dine with Donald Duck and Friends - Tusker House at Animal Kingdom

Fill up on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Tusker House at Disney's Animal Kingdom with the friendly face of Donald Duck greeting the whole family. This lively Harambe marketplace restaurant serves a family-style menu, where diners can get a photograph with Donald and his friends suited up in their safari outfits. Restaurant specialities include Moroccan spiced beef, Cape Malay green curry shrimp, and more. Reservations are required

Minnie's Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine is a hit with young kids. Photo by the author

Minnie's Seasonal Dining—Hollywood & Vine at Hollywood Studios

Available seasonally for lunch and dinner, catch Minnie and her friends at this dining party complete with music and festive décor for each season. Menu options include shared appetizers and individual entrees and desserts. Reservations are recommended.

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